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88rising makes hip-hop its own at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

On Oct. 31, music from hip-hop heavyweights like Drake and Run The Jewels was relegated to background music for 88rising’s final stop on the “88 Degrees and Rising” tour. Focused on but not limited to representing Asian and Asian American artists, the part-media company, part-record label set out on tour in September.
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Troye Sivan brings LGBTQ+ representation to The Masonic

Last Thursday, on the stage of The Masonic, Sivan seemed at home in the rainbow limelight. Running a hand through his shock of pale hair and shrugging off a loose, gray suit jacket to reveal skintight fitness wear, Sivan paused his set to say, “This is the gay one,” before performing “HEAVEN.”
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FIDLAR gets crowd moving at Fox Theater

Despite FIDLAR’s musical intensity, the band members were lighthearted and friendly when interacting with the crowd. A particularly spiteful song called “Leave Me Alone” ended with Schwartzel leaning into his mic and saying, “Thank you!” in a chirpy falsetto.
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